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Bounty

Bounty

Work at hillwards continues apace as June yields to July. Lorry loads of gravel arrive and disappear, mounds of rubble are carted away, paving setts are cut and slotted in to their allocated space, and suddenly things are beginning to look rather smart. Slightly less “wreck of building site”, rather more “home sweet home”…

Winter Pruning Raspberries

Winter Pruning Raspberries

Last winter we planted bundles of new raspberry canes; three summer fruiting varieties and two autumn varieties. The original canes were cut about 25cm from the ground, and through the spring and summer new sprightly canes sprang up beside them.

Autumn Fruits

Autumn is firmly in the air now. I snatched the opportunity for a few snapshots from the bottom of our garden early one morning this week; the sun rising above the translucent morning mists which still lingered in the valley below. A nice seasonal update to my header above I think!

First Cucumber

This weekend we picked our first cucumber, which tasted beautifully sweet. We also harvested the first of the chard, and the stems and leaves were wonderful tossed into a stirfry, full of flavour and colour. We speculatively pulled up the first bulb of garlic too, to use green. The bulb was not huge, so we … Continue reading